Oldham Athletic retort after Scholes resigned by Whatsapp voice message
- Scholes was disenchanted by Oldham's way to operate.
- Oldham owner Lemsagam denies meddling in team affairs.
- He was in Dubai when Scholes was in charge.
- Many fans of the club don't believe their owner.
Paul Scholes resigned from Oldham Athletic notifying the owner via a Whatsapp message. He only lasted 31 days in charge of the Lattics knowing just one victory.
The reason for his resignation is wildly believed to be disagreements with the club owner who, however, denies having interfered.
Owner Abdallah Lemsagam addressed Oldham fans in his statement: ''I am disappointed by Paul’s decision to resign and surprised by the reasons he has given in his statement. Both myself and the staff at the club gave Paul all the support and autonomy that he asked for.
''I personally was always supportive of any decisions Paul made or consulted me on reassuring him that he was the man in charge.
Anyone actually falling for this?— NC (@Dopedspark) March 15, 2019
Seems a very similar scenario to what happened at my club Bradford. Until we finally got rid of rahic as chairman. Too much damage done and likely league 2 next year.— Richard Burke (@burkeybcfc) March 15, 2019
''I continued to encourage him despite the results and reassured him that his job was secure. I was content to remain in League Two for this season and working with the team we have for the remainder of this season is important.
''I have been in Dubai over the last couple of weeks and actually at ease knowing that he was in charge. I was very surprised as he simply resigned by text on Wednesday afternoon and has refused to discuss matters that influenced him to make his decision. As a club we wish him well again and thank him for his contribution.''
It's worth noting that the majority of Oldham fans don't believe a word their owner says after the turmoil their club has known over recent years.